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Old 05-17-2011, 05:58 PM   #31
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He hasn't been on in forever....I miss him..:-(

But yep, you'll get different opinions from diff people. I don't have any corals that i have to target feed like sun polys yet so I just let my pwc's do the feeding and lots of good flow.

I've never target fed a coral and mine seem very happy.
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How much does a water change do for them I add top off water at least twice a week and do water water changes weekly?
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Salt mix contains trace elements. everything to grow corals big and strong.
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So basically the top off water does them no good because it has no salt Right? But doing weekly pwc is replacing any trace elements that might be depleted
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Most of the gorgonians grow in deep water and are not photosynthetic. They are filter feeders. As a result, they are kind of challenging to keep. There are loads of posts as to what and how to feed them. I like the oyster preparations that are available, but I would certainly spot feed them as these preparations can foul the water if not used sparingly. Not a good coral to start with unfortunately. They are beautiful, so many folks give them a shot. Best of luck to you!

And yes, your water changes (with salt) should cover all your trace elements. You might try vitamins and enzymes like Reef Complete and be sure your calcium levels are up to par.
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Yep, you're pwcs replace whats depleted, why its so important in a reef tank.
The top offs just keep the water level and salinity level in balance.
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Knock on wood (Knock Knock) they both seem to be doing ok Both are out every day I have had one about a month and a half and one about 2 weeks
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Top off water replaces and keeps your salt level stable as salt does not evaporate with the water.
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Yep, you're pwcs replace whats depleted, why its so important in a reef tank.
The top offs just keep the water level and salinity level in balance.
Didn't see this, lol
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